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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #915 on: November 22, 2016, 09:35:00 am »
Joe F = multiple NHC gold medal winner and Sam Adams Longshot winner. I tend to heed his advice.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #916 on: November 22, 2016, 10:02:18 am »
Is Joe a salesman? Or a chemist/engineer there?

Both.  And if you're implying a lack of integrity if he's a salesman, I guess you know Joe.

Not implying anything, don't know anything about him. I have seen some say he's a salesman, and some claim other.

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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #917 on: November 22, 2016, 10:08:58 am »
I've never met Joe, but I'm fairly certain that he is a genius.  Or, just really, really, really lucky.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #918 on: November 22, 2016, 10:09:45 am »
Is Joe a salesman? Or a chemist/engineer there?

Both.  And if you're implying a lack of integrity if he's a salesman, I guess you know Joe.

Not implying anything, don't know anything about him. I have seen some say he's a salesman, and some claim other.

He's a PhD food scientist.  I think that technically he'd be called something like "sales engineer".
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #919 on: November 22, 2016, 10:12:20 am »
Is Joe a salesman? Or a chemist/engineer there?

Both.  And if you're implying a lack of integrity if he's a salesman, I guess you know Joe.

Not implying anything, don't know anything about him. I have seen some say he's a salesman, and some claim other.

He's a PhD food scientist.  I think that technically he'd be called something like "sales engineer".

Ok, so... He is affiliated with the company that makes "brewtan"? Or he is a food scientist (schooled) and a salesman for the company of brewtan? Just trying to feel this out here...

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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #920 on: November 22, 2016, 11:07:27 am »

Ok, so... He is affiliated with the company that makes "brewtan"? Or he is a food scientist (schooled) and a salesman for the company of brewtan? Just trying to feel this out here...

Just looked it up...his official title is Director of New Product Development at Ajinomoto.  He is a food scientist.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #921 on: November 22, 2016, 11:51:14 am »
Joe F = multiple NHC gold medal winner and Sam Adams Longshot winner. I tend to heed his advice.
X2 Ninkasi, and a pretty nice guy.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #922 on: November 23, 2016, 05:38:16 am »
Joe F = multiple NHC gold medal winner and Sam Adams Longshot winner. I tend to heed his advice.
X2 Ninkasi, and a pretty nice guy.

He's in my club, so I am extremely biased... but he is the best brewer I know - and that includes the pros I know.  His beers are routinely ramped up for brewpubs.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #923 on: November 23, 2016, 08:19:18 am »
Joe F = multiple NHC gold medal winner and Sam Adams Longshot winner. I tend to heed his advice.
X2 Ninkasi, and a pretty nice guy.

He's in my club, so I am extremely biased... but he is the best brewer I know - and that includes the pros I know.  His beers are routinely ramped up for brewpubs.
ynotbrusum:  Are you in the Chicago area?  Just curious... I'm in the NW burbs and I'm always looking for locals to compare Lake Michigan water with.  Cheers.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #924 on: November 23, 2016, 12:40:40 pm »
Hi, Ken:

I live far west of Chicago in Kane County, beyond Geneva and not quite to DeKalb.  I met Joe through the Urban Knaves of Grain homebrew club.  For such a smart guy and great brewer, he is incredibly humble and well-liked, but so are many homebrewers (at least I have found that to be the case).

BTW - I have brewed a few of your recipes from your site!  I am a lager guy, so I really have appreciated the new insights discussed lately.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #925 on: November 23, 2016, 02:37:43 pm »
Hi, Ken:

I live far west of Chicago in Kane County, beyond Geneva and not quite to DeKalb.  I met Joe through the Urban Knaves of Grain homebrew club.  For such a smart guy and great brewer, he is incredibly humble and well-liked, but so are many homebrewers (at least I have found that to be the case).

BTW - I have brewed a few of your recipes from your site!  I am a lager guy, so I really have appreciated the new insights discussed lately.
Oh, that's cool.  I need to update my site with some more recent information and pair down some of the recipes a little bit.  But I don't have the time at the moment.

I have heard that Joe is a good guy and a great brewer.  I assume that based on your location, you're not using Lake Michigan water... I don't think it goes that far west.  Cheers my friend.
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #926 on: November 23, 2016, 04:22:18 pm »
Not a chemist here. But I believe it has more to do with its not oxygen.

CO2 is the primary gas produced by fermentation.  However, it is of course far from the only gas emitted.  There's also various sulfur compounds, aromatic esters, alcohols, water vapor, etc.  You are correct -- none of these are oxygen.  The only way to produce oxygen that I know of would be via electrolysis by running an electrical current through the water like a battery, and I seriously doubt any brewer is doing that!  Nevermind the flammable hydrogen gas that would be produced along with it!

What about things like sulfur dioxide coming from the fermentation?  Is it possible it could break down and release O2?
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #927 on: November 28, 2016, 05:39:53 am »
Hi, Ken:

I live far west of Chicago in Kane County, beyond Geneva and not quite to DeKalb.  I met Joe through the Urban Knaves of Grain homebrew club.  For such a smart guy and great brewer, he is incredibly humble and well-liked, but so are many homebrewers (at least I have found that to be the case).

BTW - I have brewed a few of your recipes from your site!  I am a lager guy, so I really have appreciated the new insights discussed lately.
Oh, that's cool.  I need to update my site with some more recent information and pair down some of the recipes a little bit.  But I don't have the time at the moment.

I have heard that Joe is a good guy and a great brewer.  I assume that based on your location, you're not using Lake Michigan water... I don't think it goes that far west.  Cheers my friend.

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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #928 on: November 29, 2016, 10:38:23 am »
What is the thinking behind dissolving the Brewtan in a wort slurry for the boil addition?  Is that really necessary?
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Re: Brewtan B
« Reply #929 on: November 29, 2016, 10:43:17 am »
What is the thinking behind dissolving the Brewtan in a wort slurry for the boil addition?  Is that really necessary?


I think it tends to clump up in hot liquids and would need extra stirring to break up the clumps. Other than that, I don't know what the issue would be. Easier to do the slurry in the long run IMO.
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